M.A. Areas of Concentration

In addition to the four required courses, M.A. students take four other courses to comprise an area of concentration. These courses may be drawn from 988 courses (including proseminars and advanced colloquia) or cognate courses (taught by Graduate Faculty in other departments).

Each M.A. student should choose an area of concentration during the first semester of coursework in order to complete M.A. course work efficiently. Students should craft a concentration on the basis of particular intellectual interests and courses available in any particular academic year.

Models of M.A. coursework with specific M.A. Concentrations

Women & Work

Fall
988:520 Agency, Subjectivity and Social Change
988:515 Feminism: Theory and Practice
510:525 Colloquium in the History of Women
578:541 Women Workers and the Labor Movement

Spring
988:583 Contemporary Feminist Theories
988:602 Research Methodologies or
988:603 Feminist Knowledge Production
578:566 Work and Alienation
910:542 Women, Work and Single Parent Families

Women & Politics

Fall
988:520 Agency, Subjectivity and Social Change
988:515 Feminism: Theory and Practice
790:587 Proseminar on Women and Politics
790:593 Gender and Comparative Politics

Spring
988:583 Contemporary Feminist Theories
988:602 Research Methodologies or
988:603 Feminist Knowledge Production
790:591 Women and Public Policy
970:581 Gender in Development and Planning

Women & Literature

Fall
988:520 Agency, Subjectivity and Social Change
988:515 Feminism: Theory and Practice
350:583 Women Writers of Modernism
350:571 Gender, Class, Power in 19th Century England

Spring
988:583 Contemporary Feminist Theories
988:602 Research Methodologies or
988:603 Feminist Knowledge Production
350:529 Black Women Writers
350:629 Early Modern Women in Poetry and Prose